A former official of the opposition Liberty Party or LP, who is currently a registered member of the Alternative National Congress or ANC says the LP lacks developmental mind, has no good character to gain voters’ trust and means no business for the Liberian people.
Mr. Morris K. Togbah, former chairman of the LP from Lofa County made the claims over the weekend in Bong Mines, Bong County after town hall meetings with ex-ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh of the ANC.
Mr. Togbah, who is aspiring for a representative seat in Bong County Electoral District #7, explains: I have been member of the Liberty Party. In Lofa County, I served as County Chairman of the Liberty Party and then this 2017 election; I decided having sober reflection, sober reflection to see who really means business for the Liberian people, who got that very good character that the Liberian people can trust, who got that developmental mind to rescue our people from this kind of deeper pit of poverty; it is from this background after reflecting and doing lots of consultation, I am now a registered member of the Alternative National Congress, the ANC”.
According to him, the LP lacks dream and the reality of today’s politics cannot be shouldered by the party, adding that he saw figures then that he could work with but they have now left the party, naming ex-senator Franklin Siakor as one of them.
Mr. Siakor was vice standard to Liberty Party standard bearer Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine during the 2011 elections. The former LP county chair said political party is not just about the name, but people who can be trusted, adding that besides the counts mentioned against the LP, the party does not also appreciate people, disclosing that despite all of the works he did for the LP, his efforts were not recognized.
He further explains that while in the Liberty Party, he did not see the party’s platform being implemented and saw no spirit of cohesion and recognition of partisans’ efforts.
Togba claims he investigated key players in the party without calling names, but noticed that they are just up for rhetoric. On the other hand, he described the ANC as the best political party in Liberia for now because it has big dream for the Liberian people.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne